Inclusion in the Early Years
- Cathy Nutbrown - University of Sheffield, UK
- Peter Clough - University of Brighton, UK
- Frances Atherton - Chester University, UK
Early Childhood Education | Inclusive Education | Special & Inclusive Education
This new and revised edition includes an increased focus on:
- inclusion as a political issue
- social class
- children's rights
- gay and lesbian parents and staff
This text is essential for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and devleop their own inclusive practices.
Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the University of Sheffield.
Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield
Frances Atherton is Head of Department of Early Childhood Studies, at the University of Chester.
Praise for the old edition:
'This book would interest and inform any practitioner from managers to students.'
- Early Years Update
'A 'must buy' for anyone interested in inclusive education in the early years'
- SENCO Update
'Refreshingly, in this book, inclusion is not about a narrow group of students defined as 'special' but about increasing the participation of everybody involved in early years settings'
- Tony Booth, Professor of Inclusive and International Education Canterbury Christ Church University
'Fascinating reading ... I will be recommending this book to colleagues and adding it to my essential reading list for students'
- Nursery World
'A very helpful book which both challenges and informs... [It] brings together important evidence to help us find a positive way forward'
- Early Education
'Well-written and accessible... The book is rich with the reported experiences and ideas of educators and provides clear pointers for further research and discussion.'
- Support for Learning
'This extensive and insightful update highlights issues and discussions relating to inclusion in the widest sense. This book brings to life the challenges and opportunities of inclusive practice, and will be of considerable value to practitioners, students and academics alike'
-Dr Carrie Weston, University of East London
This book was strongly recommended for my student to use with their inclusion module and has now been placed on the reading list for that module.
Will be very helpful for my students undertaking EDI and SEND modules
Insightful and engaging for students
A very good book which is current with debates on inclusion that move away from just special educational needs and disabilities. The book is very useful to students who are about to go into placement and young professionals starting out in practice. The text is informative with clear references to policy.
This book is a must for any student (and lecturer) undertaking an Inclusive practice module. My students have just completed this module and they all used it for researching/referencing. Will adopt this book again the next time the course runs - 2019.
Excellent book highlighting how the attitude of adults in the early years, on inclusion, can impact practice. This book looks at contemporary issues including poverty and single sex parents to highlight that inclusion is not only linked to additional needs. This book clearly highlights current perspectives on the topic of inclusion.
This extensive and insightful book highlights a range of issues and debates relating to inclusion, anti-bias, diversity and equality in the widest sense.
Useful for several of the early years modules and a good foundation book
Supports practice, discusses differences and how these can be supported in EY settings
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Policies and Politics of Inclusion